Creative Worship Volume 1: Songs, Prayers & Poems. Philip Garside. PDF eBook, 32pp. ISBN 9781927260791. Philip Garside Publishing Ltd. (2017). Free. Click to Download now
Fresh songs, prayers and poems for worship and reflection.
Here are 11 songs, in a variety of styles, for your church or choir. You can copy and sing them for free!
“…Come and dance with us,
sing with us, walk along our way.
Help us bring alive God’s kingdom
on earth today.”
The arrangements are simple and include guitar chords. Some are best sung unaccompanied.
To help you learn them, links to midi and mp3 files of the melody, and to the Noteworthy Composer software music settings are included for each song. There are also notes about how and why the songs were written and tips for performing them.
The songs, poems and prayers in this book have all been successfully used in worship.
We hope you and your congregation or choir will enjoy them.
Some time ago, Joy Kingsbury-Aitken wrote a prayer of thanksgiving entitled Winter’s Lessons – it may well be an appropriate time to recall that winter does have its lessons and blessings.
A Winter Prayer has been “borrowed” from Rev Kate Wilkinson, and could be useful as a prayer for others, especially those affected by the cold – the elderly and the homeless – as well as a reminder that Spring is just around the corner.
And these Prayers for others – winter time, by Hannie de Beer of Christchurch continues the themes found in the other two resources for Winter.
Rosalie Sugrue is a prolific producer of resources for small groups, children, worship services, women’s fellowships, and the like, and just recently sent us a list of some of the results of her labours, together with an invitation to contact her if you have a need for resources such as devotions, prayers, games, skits or Bible puzzles. In the meantime, here is her list of Resource Leaflets and Scripts already available from various sources, at very reasonable cost.
Rosalie Sugrue has made available a justice-based play reading for 5 female voices plus narrator, entitled The Daughters of Zelophehad, based on Numbers 26:33; 27:1-11; 36:1-13 and Joshua 17:3-6; also 1 Chronicles 7:15.
This Pentecost newsletter from Canterbury Lay Preachers Association members Linda Cowan and Joy Kingsbury-Aiken is entitled “Spirit God – Spirited People” and contains not only prayers and hymns but also information on the origins of the Feast of Pentecost and about Spirited-saints like Hildegard of Bingen, St Columba, St Anthony of Padua, and Mother Theresa of Calcutta!
Two members of the Canterbury Lay Preachers Association, Linda Cowan and Joy Kingsbury-Aiken, produce some very interesting newsletters containing both ideas and resources for different days and seasons of the Church Year. A little late for this year, but this one is for the season of Lent.
Our Minutes Secretary, Nola, in Riverton, tells us there is to be a Lay Ministry Team Day at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 178 Dee Street, Invercargill, on Saturday 19 August 2017. More information can by obtained by sending an email to the Southern Presbytery.